During my planning classes I have participants note which juggling balls typically get dropped for them during term time. When I asked how many people noticed that they ate less well or didn’t sleep enough several people on the call responded affirmatively. Good nutrition is a foundational … [Read more...] about Are you dropping the “eating well” ball?
In April I wrote about Writing and Research in the Summer of the Pandemic because I know a lot of academics look forward to summer as a time when they can make that their primary focus. My focus there was on the writing and research itself. What you can do. How stress and uncertainty affect your … [Read more...] about Where does teaching preparation fit in your summer plans?
Seriously. Do you look forward to it? Or do you dread it? Or something in between? Be honest with yourself, even if that’s hard. You can’t change anything until you look the problem (if there is one) squarely in the face. A lot of people have some kind of anxiety about teaching. It may be … [Read more...] about How does teaching make you feel?